Design Matters: Developing Mountain Terrain

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What We’ve Learned About Building on Hillsides As available open land in Utah and Idaho valleys becomes scarcer, developers and homeowners are looking to the hills to construct homes. Hillsides are often coveted locations for homeowners because they offer desirable views and can have better access to natural recreation opportunities. For a developer, the potential […]

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Project Spotlight: Rosecrest East

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Set in the rolling foothills of Herriman, the Rosecrest master community is made up of neighborhoods with access to open areas, trail systems, retail and office spaces, schools, churches, and commercial areas. Since 1999 over 2,500 acres have been developed for residences ranging from townhome neighborhoods to multi-million-dollar single-family homes.  FOCUS land planners, engineers, and […]

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FOCUS Promotions

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Congratulations! With every promotion, we gain a more refined and developed FOCUS. We are delighted to recognize the hard work of those recently promoted, and we look forward to becoming a better company inspired by their example. Cody Adair, Jr. Project Manager | Site Civil – Residential Marques Berry, Intern 2 | Marketing Rylan Huff, […]

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Design Matters: Master Planned Communities

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Master Planned Communities: Careful, Purposeful Development Planners, engineers, and landscape architects collaborate for Ideal community designs Bringing a residential neighborhood to life can be relatively simple. A homebuilder buys land, divides it into buildable lots, then builds out the infrastructure like utilities and roads. Homes are built and sold to buyers and the neighborhood may […]

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In FOCUS: Cody Adair, CAD Designer | CAD Services

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From the time he first began working with CAD programs in junior high, Cody Adair knew what he wanted to do for a career. While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology he continued using CAD programs and came to marvel at the capability of viewing the smallest of details to hundreds or more acres.  […]

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Partner Profile: JCraft Homes, an Interview with Josh Thorne

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Where “Wow!” Comes Standard Since 2011, JCraft Homes has been designing and building custom homes all across the Wasatch Front. They have successfully completed over 300 custom builds in Utah—many of which were built in collaboration with FOCUS Engineering. If you ask Josh Thorne, founding partner of JCraft Homes, he’ll tell you, “the building industry […]

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Project Spotlight: Coyote Ridge

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Coyote Ridge is a mixed-use residential development in the rapidly growing area along US-40. Working with Jason Wallace of the ICO Companies, a group of businesses focused on commercial and multi-family real estate in Utah, FOCUS was hired to provide detailed drawings and elevations for 24 townhomes.  Project Manager Tui Siliva and his team managed […]

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In FOCUS: Anthony Musimbi, CAD Designer | CAD Services

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After graduating from college in Fall 2020, Anthony spent a lot of time on job search platforms looking for positions he was interested in and qualified for. He came across a CAD Designer position posted by FOCUS and applied. After interviewing, Anthony was enticed by the people and culture of the firm as well as […]

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In FOCUS: Guangyao Li, Intern | Transportation

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As a graduate student earning a master’s degree at the University of Utah, Guangyao Li (who goes by Li) was looking for a career opportunity that suited his emphasis of study. He interviewed with FOCUS and found a fit with our Transportation Engineering department. Under the mentorship of department manager Jason Watson, Li has hit […]

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Project Spotlight: Overland

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Destined to be one of Ivory Homes’ largest master-planned communities, Overland is located west of Utah Lake on the western side of the Lake Mountains. The 1,200 acres of property is owned by Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA).  In 2010, FOCUS began working with SITLA on a sewer master plan to develop […]

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